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Give Your Khakis the Ultimate Style Upgrade

Summer TrendsGive Your Khakis the Ultimate Style Upgrade

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No longer just for dads.

Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're showing you a new and more exciting way to dress up summer khaki.

We're pretty sure nobody has ever said "Those khakis are so lit!". That's because the pants of bird-watching dads and teenage golf caddies have garnered a seriously unstylish reputation over the years. But the color khaki, a specific shade of tan, should have a place in every man's pants drawer. That's because it's a perfect neutral, just like gray, navy, and black. It's what you wear when you're tired of denim but still feeling lighter than black or navy. So, here's how to usher the nerd pants into a more fashionable realm.

Change Shape:
This summer's trend worthy chinos are more relaxed and roomier. To be sure you're out of blah territory go for khakis made by a more avant-garde brand like John Mayer's favorite, Visvim.

Go Tonal:
Don't be lazy about what you wear with your khakis. Make it a whole curated fit with a shirt and jacket in tonal tans. Think Lawrence of Arabia at fashion week.

Double Down Your Blazer:
Nothing says "I'm going for it!" like a double breasted blazer. Taking small style risks like this will give your khakis a leg up and move them away from dad style.

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Thom Sweeney,$1,395, available at mrporter.com

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Our Legacy, $195, available at endclothing.com

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Visvim, $430, available at needsupply.com

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